Life Update

So how bout I just spend a significant amount of money today? First, I pre-ordered the downloadable version of the upcoming Sims 3 Expansion Pack: University Life (release date for March 5). Your sims can finally go to college! Plus lots more to do and more personality traits to play with. You can order the downloadable version online for $39.99 on the Sims website or on Origin. And, if you pre-order the limited edition of the game, you get a party pack bundle that includes togas, laurel wreaths, masquerade masks and the “Partaeus Maximus” statue. I’m pretty excited about it. šŸ™‚

And, while on Origin, I went ahead and ordered Dead Space 3 for my brother (he’s been dying to get the game but my parents want him to “save his money”). I personally can’t stand to play the game, it gives me the heebie-jeebies. But I don’t mind watching him play, and he’s probably gone through the demo a few hundred times. So that’ll be an early birthday gift for him.

I also (finally) pre-ordered Tomb Raider: Collector’s Edition, set to release on the 5th. I don’t usually buy the collector’s edition for games, but I couldn’t pass this one up. It comes with the game, a Lara figurine, iron on badges, a CD of the soundtrack, a double-sided poster and a lithograph. I am so excited for the game (yeah, so excited I even shoved out another $10 for 1 day shipping). This game takes place before her tomb raiding years, and young Lara Croft has to survive on an island and save her fellow survivors from the island’s inhabitants. I have a feeling I’m going to be sucked into that world for a few days straight. lol.

And last but not least, there was a purchase on Amazon for replacement nibs for my Wacom Bamboo stylus (which I love, going to post a review soon hopefully). And, I’ve already got ahead on my boyfriend’s birthday gift. šŸ™‚

In other news, things are going fairly well at the farm. We’re getting close to 2 gallons of milk a day between Zoe & Meg. Their calves are doing well. Our turkeys have started laying eggs, so we’re saving them up until we have enough to place in our incubator to hatch out new baby turkeys. Hopefully we’ll have at least one to eat for Thanksgiving this year. My mom is making cheese nearly every day, mostly cheddars, but she also does some mozzarella and cottage cheese. They’re all really good. She’s become really good at making sour cream, and yogurt as well. I’ve been experimenting with cream to make our own coffee creamer. So far no luck with a really yummy one. But it’s getting there.

Work has slowed down for now, now that the NAAB Accredidation is over (people came to our school to see how we were doing and what changes needed to be made, we did fairly well). This week is spring break for the University, so it’ll be dead slow. Then there will be the awards ceremony to start fretting over, as it’s set for sometime at the end of April I believe.

I’ve been doing a lot of research for my business, and I’m getting closer to finalizing a start-up product line. Though, I’m no where near actually starting. I’ve still got to figure out exactly how much each item will cost, how much to charge, a business plan needs written up. I need a logo, and not to mention the forms and papers to fill out to become a legal entity. And I have to learn about doing taxes as a small business (and…speaking of which I still need to pay my own taxes >.< ).

With everything going on it’s a wonder I don’t loose my mind. But I manage I suppose to make it through. šŸ™‚


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